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07 February 2018
‘China Is the Best Implementer of Catholic Social Doctrine,’ Says Vatican bishop
And, yes! It is the largest communist slave camp in the world he's talking about. Of course, this puts a whole new light on Francis' betrayal of the faithful Catholics of China. It's obvious that in the view of at least one of his toadies, the ChiCom government is Catholic 'at heart', even whilst the Chinese Catholics who are actually loyal to the Pope are being thrown under the bus after suffering martyrdom (both white and red) to remain loyal to the man who is now handing them over to their persecutors!
The chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences praised the 'extraordinary' Communist state
“Right now, those who are best implementing the social doctrine of the Church are the Chinese,” a senior Vatican official has said.
Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, praised the Communist state as “extraordinary”, saying: “You do not have shantytowns, you do not have drugs, young people do not take drugs”. Instead, there is a “positive national conscience”.
The bishop told the Spanish-language edition of Vatican Insider that in China “the economy does not dominate politics, as happens in the United States, something Americans themselves would say.”
Bishop Sánchez Sorondo said that China was implementing Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’ better than many other countries and praised it for defending Paris Climate Accord. “In that, it is assuming a moral leadership that others have abandoned”, he added.
He accused US president Donald Trump of being “manipulated” by global oil firms, and said that, as opposed to those who follow “liberal thought”, the Chinese are working for the greater good of the planet.
The Vatican and China have been holding talks in recent years over the status of the ‘underground’ Church and the appointment of bishops. In November, the Vatican Museums also organised joint exhibitions with China in what was called “diplomacy of art”.
As part of the diplomacy efforts, Bishop Sánchez Sorondo visited the country. “What I found was an extraordinary China,” he said. “What people don’t realise is that the central value in China is work, work, work. There’s no other way, fundamentally it is like St Paul said: he who doesn’t work, doesn’t eat.”
Bishop Sánchez Sorondo concluded by saying that China is “developing well” and now has “many points of agreement” with the Vatican.
“You cannot think that the China of today is the China of [the time of] John Paul II, or Cold War Russia,” he said.